Scots Blast Pirates to Complete 4-Game AMC Sweep

Courtesy Lyon College Athletics Department

BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Lyon College baseball team looked like it might be a squad to be reckoned with on the opening weekend of American Midwest Conference play as the Scots pounded out 46 runs on 47 hits, including 14 extra base hits in a four-game sweep of the Park University Pirates to take over sole possession of first place in the conference.

After posting wins of 5-1 and 14-2 on Friday, the Scots juiced up their bats even more on Saturday, outscoring the Pirates 27-3 and outhitting them 25-12 as Lyon rolled to a pair of blowout wins, 12-0 and 15-3, at Scots Field.

Scots leftfielder Wesley Roberson was just one of several Lyon players that blasted the ball on Saturday. He finished the two games 5-for-8, with four runs scored, four RBIs and a double. First baseman Bryan Lynn was 5-for-7, with five runs scored, three runs batted in and a double.

Lyon improved its season mark to 17-5, now recording wins in nine of its last 11 games and 16 of its last 19. The Scots are now 4-0 in AMC action, while the Pirates fell to 3-7, 0-4 in league play.

Lyon College 12, Park University 0 (Game 1)

Colby Rogers had a 2-for-2 game at the plate, tagging a double, driving in a pair of runs and scoring two more in the Scots’ 12-0 win over the Pirates in the opener.

Lynn was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Roberson went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, two more driven in and a double. Blake Rogers singled and drove in two runs, Jim Gossett singled in three at-bats and pushed in a pair of runs and Mark Armenteros was 1-for-1, with a double and two RBIs.

Other players scoring for the Scots were Kris Kohlstedt (2), Ryan Coles, Caleb Durant, Tyler Goad and Will Lindsey.

Ben Neyen (3-2) and John Almogabar combined for the win. Neyen started on the hill and pitched six scoreless frames, allowing just three hits. He fanned four batters and walked three. Almogabar only allowed two hits in the seventh, picking up one strikeout.

Derek Gordon (0-2) was the losing pitcher for Park. In four innings he surrendered seven earned runs (8 total) on six hits, with three strikeouts and two walks.

Lyon College 15, Park University 3 (7 inn. – Game 2)

Six different Lyon College batters had multiple-hit games as the Scots recorded 16 and four extra-base hits in a 15-7 victory in a seven-inning contest that was scheduled to go nine.

Lynn posted a 3-for-4 outing, with three RBIs, two runs and a double, while Roberson went 3-for-4, with two runs driven in and two runs scored. Henry Castaigne was a perfect 2-for-2, with three RBIs, two runs scored and a triple. Roger Glaude had a 2-for-3 effort, with three runs pushed in, a double and two runs scored.

Nathan Gutierrez had a pair of hits in three at-bats, with a RBI and a run scored, while Will Lindsey scored three times, added a pair of hits and pushed in a run. Colby Rogers went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored and Joseph Sitzman singled, drove in two runs and scored another.

Lyon pitching was also strong in the game, with Brenden Camp (2-1) throwing six strong innings, allowing two earned runs on five hits with a pair of walks. Blake Rogers finished up, giving up an earned run on two hits with one strikeout.

Milan Pleacher (1-1) took the loss for Park, lasting only 0.1 of an inning, while giving up seven earned run on five hits.

Missouri Baptist University (4-4, 1-0 AMC) is the only other team with an unblemished record in the league after a large number of rainouts from the Missouri schools. The Spartans knocked off Williams Baptist College (5-15, 0-1 AMC), 7-6, in nine innings on Saturday, but the final three games of the series were rained out.

William Woods University (5-7, 1-1 AMC) split with Hannibal-LaGrange University (4-6, 1-1 AMC), as the Owls won the first game, 5-1, before winning Game 2, 11-10, on Friday. Saturday’s games were rained out.

Lyon will take a break from conference play on Tuesday when the Scots host University of the Ozarks in a single nine-inning game at 1 p.m. Lyon will be at home on Friday and Saturday, hosting league foe Hannibal-LaGrange in a four-game set on Friday and Saturday.

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